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      2018 RECYCLE GUIDE


One bulk item per week: A bulk item is a large item that does not easily fit in your cart, such as an appliance or piece of furniture. Anything with Freon must be paid to Granger in advance.  No tires please!  Granger has a side-arm loading system and it may be difficult for your large item to be picked up the same day as your trash.  If your item is too big or too bulky a separate truck will be sent out the next day to pick it up. Please leave the item street side.

SPECIAL BULK GLASS ITEMS:  Patio doors, mirrors or glass table tops can be placed along side your trash container as a large item. Please wrap your glass item in heavy, strong tape or enclose the entire item in cardboard, an old throw-away blanket, tarp or similar material, then wrap additional tape around the outside of the packaging.  If the glass is broken, please carefully remove any loose pieces and place the broken glass in a cardboard box, seal up and label the box "glass" and set next to your cart. Granger appreciates the extra effort and it ensures the safety of their drivers.

Seasonal Yard Waste Collection: Weekly collection, every Wednesday from the first Wednesday in April to the last Wednesday in November.  You may use your own container (marked with an "X") or brown paper compost yard waste bags.    
The last day for Granger composting is: Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Recycling: Cardboard; Boxboard; Tin & Aluminum; Plastics #1-#7; Mixed Paper such as newspaper, magazines, office paper, junk mail, and all color glass etc.


The glass container at 907 W. Main Street has been removed as of August 1, 2018. Please start using your recycling container at home for glass recycling.

Granger Observes the following holidays

that may affect your Wednesday pick-up

New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day,

Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day &

 Christmas Day (Thursday, December 27, 2018)

    SENIOR REFUSE FORM- See if you are eligible.      

REFUSE VACANCY FORM- Going away for the winter?


  • Place trash cart street-side no later than 6:30 am.
  • Double bag loose material such as: Kitty litter; animal waste; sawdust; ashes; insulation and packing peanuts.
  • Place long items such as: Broom handles; curtain rods; etc. on the ground beside the trash.                  
  • Please place trash cart to the RIGHT of your driveway as you face your house from the street. One large Item per week is acceptable.  
  • Trash Removal: $42.47 quarterly as of October 1, 2018
  • Senior Discount Trash Removal: $30.11 quarterly
  • Sewer Billing: $68.35 a quarter
  • All billings occur on a quarterly cycle of: January 1st, April 1st, July 1st, and October 1st.
  • Residential Bill Total = $110.82
  • Senior Residential Bill Total = $98.46 

(Weekly April through End of November)

  • Weekly Compost Removal is April through November
  • Composting begins the first Wednesday in April and goes until the last Wednesday in November of each year
  • For collection purposes, compost (yard waste) material is defined as: grass, leaves, shrubs, tree branch trimmings and garden materials
  • Yard waste will be picked up in brown paper compost bags only
  • Compost bags weighing more than 50 pounds will not be collected
  • Shrubs must be cut up into manageable pieces and be free of any root balls
  • Branch trimmings must be no longer than 4 feet in length and securely tied in bundles
  • Granger will take up to 4 compost bags; 4 bundles of trimmed brush, or a combination of the two from each residence weekly
  • Plastic bags containing compost will not be picked up
  • Weeds or grass clippings must be free of dirt and root balls
  • Yard waste must be separate from household trash and placed on the opposite side of the drive, if possible
  • Granger is requesting the use of brown paper compost bags or a container marked with an "X" when composting
*Brush that is too large to be removed as part of the weekly yard waste-composting program is collected each spring and fall by the City sponsored, street-side brush pick-up program.


CLEAN COMMUNITY EVENT -  FREE FOR FALL EVENT Saturday, September 15, 2018 Open to Clinton County Residents Only and an appointment is required.  Granger Facility Drive #5  16980 Wood Road

8 am to 1 pm  Call 989-224-5186 or Email:

CELL PHONE RECYCLING LOCATION: DeWitt Charter Township - 1401 W. Herbison Road  Cell phones, mobile phones or wireless phones are accepted at drop-off locations. Please include only the phone and battery. Be sure to erase any information stored in the phone

MERCURY HEALTH THERMOMETER EXCHANGE  The Department of Waste Management will accept old mercury health thermometers year round at our office located at 1307 E. Townsend Road, Suite 102 in St. Johns (MMDHD Building). Residents are encouraged to transport their old mercury thermometers in a plastic zip lock baggie and be exchanged for a new digital thermometer.  Limit one digital thermometer per person.


MERCURY THERMOSTAT COLLECTION  The Department of Waste Management will accept old mercury containing thermostats year round at our office located at 1307 E. Townsend Road, Suite 102 in St. Johns (MMDHD Building).  Residents are encouraged to transport their old mercury thermostats in a plastic ziplock baggie.  This program is funded in part by a grant from Michigan Energy Options and the Thermostat Recycling Corporation.

MEDICATION DISPOSAL (see instruction below before bringing your medications to one of these drop off sites). Instructions: Be sure to black out personal information but leave the drug name visible!  Please do NOT bring needles, Epi pens, inhalers, aerosols or patches - These items can only be handled at the annual Clean Community Event.

Medications can be dropped off at DeWitt Township Hall, 1401 W. Herbison Road, DeWitt year round
Protect your family, pets, the community and the environment by properly disposing of unwanted or expired medications at DeWitt Township Hall.   Do not put medications "down the drain" or in the trash.  They can end up in surface waters and negatively impact local ecosystems. 

The Sparrow Clinton Memorial  Pharmacy can accept all non-controlled pills, tablets and liquids year round, free of charge.  Please call them for additional information and hours at (989) 224-8155. Controlled medications, such as narcotics and behavioral medications can be safely and securely dropped off at the Clinton County Sheriff's Office lobby Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm. Please keep your medications in their original containers but be sure to black out any personal information.